Huge volume of water is used during mining operations, and as metals are processed this water becomes contaminated. Mining wastewater is often highly acidic, and if not dealt with properly it can lead to groundwater contamination and acid runoff from drainage, which can have a devastating impact the local environment and watercourses.
Mining wastewater can be treated with pH adjuster chemicals to control excess acidity, or flocculants and coagulants that make contaminants clump together so that they are easier to remove. Sludge dewatering entails removing any excess water from sludge using mining slurry pumps to create a solid waste so that it can be more easily managed, transported and disposed of.
Mining slurry pumps
There are many self-priming mining slurry pumps and centrifugal pumps on the market. Choosing the right mining slurry pump is not just about finding the most effective product, as mining rarely has one-size-fits-all solutions. With different pumps being required for different applications across a mine, it is a challenge in itself to find the most suitable solutions.
Carroll Technologies has more than 40 years of experiencing helping its customers at more than 800 US mines build a dewatering system that works best for their mine. In collaboration with Equipment Pro, industry-leaders in mining pumping solutions, Carroll supports customers to find mining slurry pumps best suited for the application.
Mining slurry pump manufacturers
With an impressive portfolio of field-proven rugged vertical turbine pumps that have been used to pump slurry across US mines, Equipment Pro designs, retrofits and builds complete mining slurry pump facilities.
Reducing the environmental impact of mining facilities is a key priority, so Equipment Pro offers its no-seal pump that features a unique pressure break area and slinger, which confines leakage to the area below the discharge head. Not only does this eliminate the potential for fluid contamination, it also means that no external lubricants are needed as all bearings and parts are lubricated by the fluid being pumped.
Purchasing mining slurry pumps through a trusted distributor such as Carroll not only means that customers benefit from expert advice, but training is offered for a number of Carroll’s products to ensure that operators are up-to-date and pumping systems are running as they should.